Astrofest is back for 2017. All the details below will be updated in the next few weeks, but in the meantime download a pdf flyer or poster using the buttons below to help spread the word!
Want to be a stallholder at Astrofest 2017? Download our pdf info sheet and get in touch!
Astrofest is held at ‘Curtin Stadium’ and Edinburgh Oval, off Kent Street, Bentley. There is some disruption on Curtin's campus at the moment due to construction, see the map to the right that displays the cosntruction zone. This construction doesn't affect Astrofest!
The stadium is situated on the east side of the Curtin University campus.
Visit Curtin University at Google Maps to get customised directions, straight from your driveway.
Download a pdf map of Curtin University campus that displays all parking options including showing the roads closed by construction.
|17:30 Astrofest Begins!|
|17:30||Solar Observing until 6pm||Oval|
|17:30||Space Dome Shows start||Stadium|
|18:00||Welcome & Preregistration Competition Draw||Stadium|
|18:10||Keynote Talk (Main stage)||Stadium|
|18:20||Telescopes 101 - Keith Williams||Oval|
|19:00||Scitech Science Show||Stadium|
|19:30||Night Sky Tour by Rick Tonello||Oval|
|19:30||Talk (Main stage)||Stadium|
|20:00||Talk (main stage)||Stadium|
|20:15||Night Sky by Rick Tonello||Oval|
|20:30||Scitech Science Show||Stadium|
|21:00||Major Competition Draw Fill - out a feedback form to win a telescope!||Stadium|
|21:15||Night Sky Tour by Rick Tonello||Oval|
|21:30 Astrofest Ends|
Download an event map and guide closer to Astrofest 2017!
Astrofest 2017 is proud to invite the Western Australian astrophotography community to submit astrophoto entries to this year’s astrophotography competition and exhibition.
Entries will close Friday 3rd of February 2017.
For more information and to enter see the Astrophotography Exhibition page.
Astrofest is only possible with the help, support and sponsorship of West Australian organisations dedicated to education, astronomy, science and the local community.
Astronomy WA says thank you to the following supporters.
Astrofest is coordinated by the 'Astronomy WA' collective, The Astronomical Group of WA (AGWA), ICRAR and Scitech with support from:
Event enquiries welcome, either via email: email@example.com or phone: 08 6488 7771.
Preregister for Astrofest 2017
Preregister for Astrofest to go into a great prize draw.
Even if you haven't preregistered you're still welcome to attend, preregistration just helps us to make sure Astrofest will be the best astronomy event ever!
In 2017 our great prizes will include a family pass to an observing night at the Perth Observatory, a family pass to The Space Place Observatory, or an annual Scitrekker membership to Scitech!
You must be present at the main stage for the prize draw at 6pm on the night of Astrofest in order to receive your prize. See you there!
Our favourite photos from Astrofest 2015 and 2016
If you'd like to be part of Astrofest 2017, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.